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Agreement between Landi Renzo and Nissan

Published on 24 November 2008

Landi Renzo has signed an agreement with Nissan to supply LPG installations for its Micra and Note cars.

In recent years, greater public awareness of the issues of the environment and reduction of CO2 emissions, government incentives to purchase low emissions vehicles, traffic restrictions for polluting vehicles and high fuel prices have redrawn the Italian automobile market, generating growing demand for bi-fuel cars.

Landi Renzo’s LPG system installed on the ECO Micra and the ECO Note uses a state-of-the-art synchronised sequential fuel injection system, in which the injection times implemented on gas injectors are based on petrol injection timing and engine control is left up the petrol unit.

The LPG tank on the ECO Note (48 litres) will be equivalent to 38.4 litres when full, with an average consumption figure in the combined cycle of 17.8 km/l (as compared to 16.9 km/l for petrol); autonomy when running on LPG will be about 685 km (as compared to 779 km for petrol). If both Note’s tanks are filled drivers may travel 1465 km without stopping to refuel.

The LPG tank on the ECO Micra RDS contains a maximum of 32 litres, with consumption in the combined cycle of 17.5 km/l (as compared to 16.9 km/l for petrol); autonomy when running on LPG is about 560 km (as compared to 779 km for petrol).

Nissan has now been added to Landi Renzo’s prestigious list of partnerships with great automobile manufacturers, providing further confirmation of the company's leadership in the technology and the market.